The Anthology of Really Important Modern Poetry: Timeless Poems by Snooki, John Boehner, Kanye West, and Other Well-Versed Celebrities
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The Anthology of Really Important Modern Poetry: Timeless Poems by Snooki, John Boehner, Kanye West, and Other Well-Versed Celebrities

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Required reading from great poets of our time. Drew Barrymore: "Upon Pondering Breasts." Tom Cruise: "An Exegesis on Psychiatry." Ann Coulter: "My Kind of Fun." And Trump and Sheen and Snooki, John Boehner and Michelle Bachman, Miley and Ke$ha. Hugo Chavez. Even a Zen haiku by Emmitt Smith: "I think it's his self- confidence in himself thatmakes him confident."With their g...more
Paperback, 261 pages
Published March 27th 2012 by Workman Publishing
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Since I develop the poetry and humor sections at our public library (800s, yo!) one of the other librarians passed this ARC along to me. This book is a really pretty fun collection of found poems made from celebrity quotes that unfortunately doesn't seem to understand that actual contemporary poetry often uses things like found celebrity quotes. I understand it's easier to market this as a humor book and take the angle "wouldn't it be hilarious if we pretended the DUMB things celebrities said we...more
Danielle Williams
Kayne West once said "My greatest pain in life is that I will never be able to see myself perform live." Donald trump said "I am talking as a deal maker. I am a deal maker. I am a really good deal maker. I make great deals. That is what I do." If it wasn't for this book, I would not have been able to read these amazing quotes. I may go on Pinterest to find craft ideas to make these quote part of my everyday life. Thanks Anthology of Really Important Modern Poetry for sharing these words said by...more
Jennifer Norton
Each poet was great,
Insightful and so funny!
Rush was my favorite.
Alicia Marie
Hilarious. And kind of sad.
Some of these found poems are beautiful, some are shocking, some make you laugh--in the end you feel depressed, enlivened, mentally violated, but also mystified. Skip the snarky descriptions and just read the poems.
Rowan MacBean
A fairly effective way to get yourself to laugh at some of the stupid, exasperating, and/or reprehensible things people in the media eye say.
Kari Mathias
Unbelievably funny, and I'm not even talking about the "poetry" as much as I'm talking about the descriptions. It made me laugh out loud in public.
The most ignorant things said in our generation put into poetic verse and the satire is so biting. I enjoyed reading this on the train.
Goofy, addicitive fun. Unbelievable things celebrities say, broken into lines of verse. Adds a certain gravitas to the inanity.
Brilliant, sharp, and painfully funny.
Lydia Gordon

My new favorite novelty book to bring out at parties.
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